I have had this sample years saved from a full bottle and was from the first year or so no later than a 2 year period the 16 was about and it smells great. The palate is peaty with loads of brine , tar , fruit and a little coffee and I swear I get a hint of orange.
Beautiful stuff probably because the sherry and peat are so well integrated, Lagavulin 16 now is nothing like this.
I doff my cap.
I was going to have a Bladnoch cs after this, probably not a good idea.